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Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star


Explorer's Guides to Yukon Communities

The Whitehorse Star today



    These highlights have been greatly expanded from lists originally compiled by the Hougen Group of companies. That section of the Hougen website was deleted in the spring of 2019, but luckily, we had downloaded it (as we do many particularly useful websites that we think may disappear), and that formed the foundation for this ongoing, ever-changing project.

    History is subjective. What we hear, read, and view is determined by the people who present such history. Everyone has filters - conscious or unconscious - and that determines what we learn. In choosing which information to post here, we have attempted to give a wide range of of topics, including mining, transportation, big game guiding/hunting, biographies, tragedies and triumphs, quirky comments on life at a specific point in history, and world events that affected the Yukon.

    Our long-term goal is to have 3 entries per issue. As of February 21, 2020, there are a total of 3,654 entries:

  • 1900-1909: 235
  • 1910-1919: 194
  • 1920-1929: 225
  • 1930-1939: 140
  • 1940-1949: 689
  • 1950-1959: 491
  • 1960-1969: 455
  • 1970-1979: 473
  • 1980-1989: 575
  • 1990-1999: 74
  • 2000-2009: 36
  • 2010-2019: 18
  • 2010-     : 48


1901 - 1909 The White Horse Star, January 2, 1901
January 1, 1901

The Whitehorse Daily Evening Star, December 7, 1905
December 7, 1905

1910 - 1919 The Weekly Star, January 21, 1910
January 21, 1910

1920 - 1929 The Weekly Star, January 2, 1920
January 2, 1920

The Whitehorse Weekly Star, November 18, 1921
November 18, 1921

The Weekly Star, January 20, 1928
March 28, 1924

The Weekly Star, January 20, 1928
February 6, 1925

The Whitehorse Star, January 20, 1928
January 20, 1928

1930 - 1939 The Whitehorse Star, January 14, 1938
January 14, 1938

1940 - 1949 The Whitehorse Star, January 12, 1940
January 12, 1940

1950 - 1959 The Whitehorse Star, January 27, 1950
January 27, 1950

The Whitehorse Star, January 5, 1956
January 5, 1956

The Whitehorse Star, March 3, 1956
March 3, 1956

1960 - 1969 The Whitehorse Star, January 7, 1960
January 7, 1960

The Whitehorse Star, September 7, 1961
September 7, 1961

The Whitehorse Star, December 16, 1963
December 16, 1963

1970 - 1979 The Whitehorse Star, January 5, 1970
January 5, 1970

1980 - 1989 The Whitehorse Star, January 2, 1980
January 2, 1980

1990 - 1999 The Whitehorse Star, February 1, 1990
February 1, 1990

2000 - 2009 The Whitehorse Star, January 4, 2000
January 4, 2000

2010 - 2019 The Whitehorse Star, February 3, 2010
February 3, 2010

The Whitehorse Star, March 11, 2019
March 11, 2019

The Whitehorse Star, December 2, 2019
December 2, 2019

2020 - The Whitehorse Star, January 3, 2020
January 3, 2020